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Savings Accounts

Types of Savings Accounts

Savings accounts make it easy for you to build a financial security blanket for your future. They help you save for emergencies, as well as large purchases. Best of all, you earn dividends on your savings.

You don’t need a ton of money to start a savings account. Our Primary Savings Account option has a minimum opening deposit of just $25. You can even open a Side Share Savings Account with an opening deposit of any amount.

Rates Effective Date: December 5, 2019
Account TypeOpening DepositRateAPY^
Regular Share Savings$25.00+0.10%0.10%
Side Share$00.10%0.10%

^ APY = Annual Percentage Yield.

No minimum balance required to earn dividends.

Earn Dividends and Write Checks Using the Same Account

Sometimes the idea of investing is scary. You may not be willing to part with a large sum of cash by putting it in an account long-term. Fortunately, money markets make investing a little easier.

Money market accounts are the perfect combination of savings and checking accounts. However, unlike a traditional savings account, you can also write checks with your money market. The higher your account balance is, the higher dividends you’ll earn. You invest in a money market account to earn the higher dividends than you would with a savings account.

Prestige Money Markets:

  • Earn tiered dividend rates that are paid monthly and calculated daily.
  • Require a $2,500 minimum and ten debit card transactions from an Altura checking account are required per month to earn higher dividend rates and avoid monthly fee.
  • Ability to write up to three checks per month.
Rates Effective Date: December 5, 2019
BalanceRateAPY
$0.00 – $9,999.990.50%0.50%
$10,000.00 – $49,999.990.80%0.80%
$50,000.00+1.24%1.25%

^ To qualify for a Prestige Money Market the primary member must also maintain an active checking account under any account number to earn the stated Prestige Money Market rates. An active checking account i...

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^ To qualify for a Prestige Money Market the primary member must also maintain an active checking account under any account number to earn the stated Prestige Money Market rates. An active checking account is defined as a checking account that has a minimum of ten (10) debit card transactions per month. For any month in which the transaction activity threshold is not met, the rate for that month will default to the current Smart Money Market rate on balances for the previous month.

To download a Rate Sheet, click here.

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Term Share Certificates (3 to 60 Months)

Share certificates are similar to certificates of deposit (CDs) except they are exclusively offered by credit unions. Share certificates are low-risk, and you don’t need much money to start investing. Altura offers two main types of share certificates.

Altura allows you to invest in a share certificate for terms between 3 months and 5 years. You only need $1,000 to get started! The longer you keep your money in the account, the greater the dividends you will earn. Note that you will not be able to withdraw your money early without penalty.

Rates Effective Date: December 5, 2019
Balance-3 Months6 Months12 Months24 Months36 Months48 Months60 Months
$1,000.00 – $99,999.99Rate/APY^0.75% / 0.75%1.09% / 1.10%1.34% / 1.35%1.59% / 1.60%1.78% / 1.80%1.98% / 2.00%2.37% / 2.40%
$100,000.00+Rate/APY0.85% / 0.85%1.19% / 1.20%1.44% / 1.45%1.69% / 1.70%1.88% / 1.90%2.08% / 2.10%2.47% / 2.50%

^ APY = Annual Percentage Yield

Altura Credit Union share accounts are federally insured to at least $250,000.00 by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF).

Rates are subject to...

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^ APY = Annual Percentage Yield

Altura Credit Union share accounts are federally insured to at least $250,000.00 by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF).

Rates are subject to change without notice. All dividends are calculated daily & paid monthly.

Fees may reduce earnings.

To download a Rate Sheet, click here.

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50/50 Share Certificates (Ages 0-24)

Share certificates are similar to certificates of deposit (CDs) except they are exclusively offered by credit unions. Share certificates are low-risk, and you don’t need much money to start investing. Altura offers two main types of share certificates.

A 50/50 certificate is designed for credit union members who are 24-years-old or younger. Investors only need $50 to get started. The terms are 50 weeks, just short of a year. This is the perfect way for younger people to start investing!

Rates Effective Date: December 5, 2019
Balance-50/50^^
$1,000.00 – $99,999.99Rate/APY^1.09% / 1.10%
$100,000.00+Rate/APY1.19% / 1.20%

^ APY = Annual Percentage Yield.

^^ 50-week term certificate & opening deposit of $50.00. A minimum balance of $50.00 is required to earn dividends at 1.10% APY. Share certificate holders must be ...

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^ APY = Annual Percentage Yield.

^^ 50-week term certificate & opening deposit of $50.00. A minimum balance of $50.00 is required to earn dividends at 1.10% APY. Share certificate holders must be 24 years of age or younger. Minimum $5.00 deposits allowed throughout certificate term.

To download a Rate Sheet, click here.

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Savings accounts make it easy for you to build a financial security blanket for your future. They help you save for emergencies, as well as large purchases. Best of all, you earn dividends on your savings.

You don’t need a ton of money to start a savings account. Our Primary Savings Account option has a minimum opening deposit of just $25. You can even open a Side Share Savings Account with an opening deposit of any amount.

Rates Effective Date: December 5, 2019
Account TypeOpening DepositRateAPY^
Regular Share Savings$25.00+0.10%0.10%
Side Share$00.10%0.10%

^ APY = Annual Percentage Yield.

No minimum balance required to earn dividends.

Earn Dividends and Write Checks Using the Same Account

Sometimes the idea of investing is scary. You may not be willing to part with a large sum of cash by putting it in an account long-term. Fortunately, money markets make investing a little easier.

Money market accounts are the perfect combination of savings and checking accounts. However, unlike a traditional savings account, you can also write checks with your money market. The higher your account balance is, the higher dividends you’ll earn. You invest in a money market account to earn the higher dividends than you would with a savings account.

Prestige Money Markets:

  • Earn tiered dividend rates that are paid monthly and calculated daily.
  • Require a $2,500 minimum and ten debit card transactions from an Altura checking account are required per month to earn higher dividend rates and avoid monthly fee.
  • Ability to write up to three checks per month.
Rates Effective Date: December 5, 2019
BalanceRateAPY
$0.00 – $9,999.990.50%0.50%
$10,000.00 – $49,999.990.80%0.80%
$50,000.00+1.24%1.25%

^ To qualify for a Prestige Money Market the primary member must also maintain an active checking account under any account number to earn the stated Prestige Money Market rates. An active checking account i...

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^ To qualify for a Prestige Money Market the primary member must also maintain an active checking account under any account number to earn the stated Prestige Money Market rates. An active checking account is defined as a checking account that has a minimum of ten (10) debit card transactions per month. For any month in which the transaction activity threshold is not met, the rate for that month will default to the current Smart Money Market rate on balances for the previous month.

To download a Rate Sheet, click here.

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Term Share Certificates (3 to 60 Months)

Share certificates are similar to certificates of deposit (CDs) except they are exclusively offered by credit unions. Share certificates are low-risk, and you don’t need much money to start investing. Altura offers two main types of share certificates.

Altura allows you to invest in a share certificate for terms between 3 months and 5 years. You only need $1,000 to get started! The longer you keep your money in the account, the greater the dividends you will earn. Note that you will not be able to withdraw your money early without penalty.

Rates Effective Date: December 5, 2019
Balance-3 Months6 Months12 Months24 Months36 Months48 Months60 Months
$1,000.00 – $99,999.99Rate/APY^0.75% / 0.75%1.09% / 1.10%1.34% / 1.35%1.59% / 1.60%1.78% / 1.80%1.98% / 2.00%2.37% / 2.40%
$100,000.00+Rate/APY0.85% / 0.85%1.19% / 1.20%1.44% / 1.45%1.69% / 1.70%1.88% / 1.90%2.08% / 2.10%2.47% / 2.50%

^ APY = Annual Percentage Yield

Altura Credit Union share accounts are federally insured to at least $250,000.00 by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF).

Rates are subject to...

READ MORE +

^ APY = Annual Percentage Yield

Altura Credit Union share accounts are federally insured to at least $250,000.00 by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF).

Rates are subject to change without notice. All dividends are calculated daily & paid monthly.

Fees may reduce earnings.

To download a Rate Sheet, click here.

READ LESS -

50/50 Share Certificates (Ages 0-24)

Share certificates are similar to certificates of deposit (CDs) except they are exclusively offered by credit unions. Share certificates are low-risk, and you don’t need much money to start investing. Altura offers two main types of share certificates.

A 50/50 certificate is designed for credit union members who are 24-years-old or younger. Investors only need $50 to get started. The terms are 50 weeks, just short of a year. This is the perfect way for younger people to start investing!

Rates Effective Date: December 5, 2019
Balance-50/50^^
$1,000.00 – $99,999.99Rate/APY^1.09% / 1.10%
$100,000.00+Rate/APY1.19% / 1.20%

^ APY = Annual Percentage Yield.

^^ 50-week term certificate & opening deposit of $50.00. A minimum balance of $50.00 is required to earn dividends at 1.10% APY. Share certificate holders must be ...

READ MORE +

^ APY = Annual Percentage Yield.

^^ 50-week term certificate & opening deposit of $50.00. A minimum balance of $50.00 is required to earn dividends at 1.10% APY. Share certificate holders must be 24 years of age or younger. Minimum $5.00 deposits allowed throughout certificate term.

To download a Rate Sheet, click here.

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FAQs

How Does a Savings Account Work?

With a savings account, you earn interest on your money simply for keeping it there. Altura lends the money in your account out to other credit union members. The longer you keep your money in a savings account and the more money you have in the account, the more interest you’ll earn.

How Many Withdrawals Can I Make from My Savings Account?

Your savings account is supposed to function just as its name implies: as a way to save money. Because of this, you are limited to making only six withdrawals each month. You are also restricted with the kinds of withdrawals you can make. Examples of acceptable withdrawals include:

  • Debit card transactions
  • Wire transfers
  • Electronic funds transfers
  • ACH transfers
  • Overdraft transfers

What Happens If I Exceed My Savings Account Withdrawal Limit?

If you’ve gone over your withdrawal limit a couple of times, your bank may charge you an extra fee. They might also prevent you from completing the excessive transactions. But the consequences will be even more severe if you make a habit of going over your withdrawal limit. The bank will either change your savings account into a checking account or close your savings
account.

Can You Lose the Money You Invest in a Money Market Account?

It is possible for you to lose your initial investment in a money market. However, money markets are generally considered a safer form of investing, so you shouldn’t worry about that too much.

How Safe are Money Markets?

There are risks with all investments. However, money market accounts as a fairly safe option for investing that carries a low risk for the investor. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insures your investment in a money market account up to $250,000 for each depositor.

Is a Money Mark Account or CD Better?

The best investment for your money is largely personal preference. If you’re looking for an investment that gives you more immediate access to your funds, a money market is the best option for you. As long as you don’t go over your transaction limit, you can withdraw from or deposit money into your account with ease.

You won’t have this same luxury with a CD. Once your money is in a CD, it’s there until the term is up. If you’re willing to part with your money long-term (two years or more), you’ll make a sizable return on a CD investment. But if you don’t want to invest for that long, a money market will usually offer you a better interest rate than a CD with a shorter term.

Can I Withdraw My Money from a Share Certificate Early?

Once your money is in a share certificate, you are committing not to use it for the length of your term. Thus, if you decide you want to withdraw your investment early, you will be penalized. The price of your penalty will depend on the length of the term.

Is a Share Certificate a Safe Investment?

Share certificates, just like any kind of investment, do carry some risk to the investor. However, share certificates are very safe and, thus, they are usually considered one of the best investments you can make. Share certificates are insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund for up to $250,000.

What is the Difference Between a Certificate of Deposit (CDs) and a Share Certificate?

Share certificates and CDs are actually the same kind of investment. The difference is that a bank can issue CDs, while only a credit union can offer share certificates. Because of this, these investments are also insured by different organizations. While certificates of deposit are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), share certificates are insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF).

Disclaimer Information

Early withdrawal penalties may apply. Fees may reduce earnings. See the Disclosures for details. A one-time membership fee applies to non-members.

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